The Good News: Global Energy Intensity is Improving

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its 2016 Energy Efficiency Market Report last month and it contains some jaw-dropping statistics about the status of global energy efficiency investments.

For example, efficiency improvements in the IEA’s member countries since 2000 were enough to power the entire Japanese economy for the 2015 calendar year. And China avoided $230 billion in net costs by choosing to invest in efficiency improvements, rather than building new power plants.

However perhaps the most significant finding is represented in the chart above. This suggests that global energy demand has de-coupled from growth in populations, vehicle-use and economies. That’s a step closer to the holy grail of sustainable growth.

Click here for the IEA report or here for the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) summary.

Contact Out Performers to see how your business can de-couple growth from energy consumption.

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